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Houston Restaurateurs Mack and Tan McDonald Bring Award-Winning Cuisine to The Woodlands®

The Howard Hughes Corporation is pleased to announce the debut of Mack Allen’s, an upscale seafood restaurant, in Creekside Park® Village Center in The Woodlands. Mack Allen’s is the creation of leading Houston restaurateurs Mack and Tan McDonald, and part of the McDonald Entertainment Group.

Mack Allen’s will offer a diverse and appealing menu with a focus on fresh seafood, full oyster bar, prime steaks, and unique culinary dishes—creating memorable dining experiences from longtime Houston area Executive Chefs, Carlos Andrade and Manny Viveros. With approximately 7,000 square feet of space and an extensive patio, Mack Allen’s will provide a distinct dining atmosphere for guests.

“The Woodlands is a special place that we have had our eyes on for years, looking for the right opportunity to open a new restaurant in the community,” shared the McDonalds. “The community is welcoming to diverse cuisine and Creekside Park provides a convenient destination for residents to enjoy appetizing and enticing culinary dishes.”

“Mack Allen’s brings a new and unique food concept to The Woodlands providing residents and guests with even more dining options,” said Patrick Stites, Vice President, Strategic Investment Analysis with The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The proximity of residents within the Village Center and nearby in Creekside Park will provide easy walkability to Mack Allen’s as well as the many other retailers and customer-service businesses in the area.”

The McDonald Entertainment Group owns the award-winning Rouxpour Restaurant & Bar with four locations in Houston, which has garnered several accolades including “Best Oysters” in Houston Chronicle’s Best of the Best, “Best Gumbo” two years in a row by the Houstonian, and “Best Oysters” at San Leon Oyster Fest. The Group is also the owner of Briscoe Manor, a premier Houston wedding and event venue, located on 42 pristine acres in Richmond, Texas, voted “Couple’s Choice Award” 2022 by WeddingWire.

Mack Allen’s will be built on over two acres near the intersection of Creekside Forest Drive and Timarron Drive in Creekside Park Village Center. Mack Allen’s is anticipated to open in the latter half of 2024. Mack Allen’s was represented by Kashay Mendes of S.E. Covington & Company, Inc. while Howard Hughes was represented in-house.

Mack Allen's restaurant coming to Creekside Park